The infection is spreading and fear is everywhere in this non-stop survival shooter. Head to South America as a soldier and reporter try to uncover the origin of another zombie outbreak.
Interested? Yeah, so was I…Zombie Infection HD sets the standards high, following on from Zombie Infection for the iPhone, now available on the Apple iPad as one of the most promising first person shooters on the platform. The name of the application helps set the scene for the game’s storyline; you’re helicoptered in to South America to find zombies crawling out at you left, right and centre.
I always found first person shooters incredibly frustrating on the iPhone, because of the limited screen estate and average graphics (although still considerably better than other mobile devices on the market). But now it’s available on the iPad though, you’re set for better graphics, an easier control system and, of course, lots of zombies.
I wasn’t expecting such amazing things from Zombie Infection HD, because I’m a little cautious of first person shooter games being played on a touch screen with virtual controls (you see, I’m an old fashioned mouse kinda guy, so this is still new to me!). Although it took me a few minutes to grasp the controls system of Zombie Infection HD, once I got the hang of it, it became really easy to navigate around the maps.
To control the character, use the joystick style control on the left hand side of the screen, and then you can pan around yourself using your finger on the screen. When you need to pull out your gun to take out some of those nasty zombies, you can do so by tapping the gun icon. Simply use your finger to aim the gun and then tap the gun icon again to pull the trigger. Scrolling through guns is easy too, this is at the top of your screen where your ammo count is. You can swipe here to flick between them.
Users used to playing the likes of Left 4 Dead 2 on the PC or consoles may feel somewhat restricted within the game, as it’s difficult to explore the map fully. Seeing as there are no dedicated jump or crouch buttons, you can’t clear obstacles in the map unless you’re supposed to when advancing in the level. Sometimes, this made me feel constricted in what I could do, but such flexibility may not be possible for quite some time on a platform such as the iPad.
All things considered, Zombie Infection HD is one of the better first person shooters available for iPad, and if you’re looking for a simple, blood filled game, then this one’s for you. You can download it for the low price of £3.99 from the iTunes App Store.